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Old 05-13-2009, 04:48 PM   #31
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Just placing my order for 5 tins. Did you see the Energy Snus?
Snus - Elixyr Power Energy portion

I'm ordering 1 of those - just because.

Machine, I want to put you as the referrer - what should I put in there?
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:00 PM   #32
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Taken from the US Cutoms website regarding duty exemptions and declarations,

Tobacco Products

You may include in your personal exemption not more than 200 cigarettes (one carton) or 50 cigars or two kilograms (4.4 lbs.) of smoking tobacco, or proportionate amounts of each. An additional 100 cigars may be brought in under your gift exemption.

Just an FYI. Interesting how smokless tobacco is not included. I wonder if this "legaly" means smokeless is by exclusion exempt, or non-exempt and subject to duty irregardless of amount. Or, if this stuff falls under scrutiny as a plant material or foodstuff (as it is regulated by the Swedish food saftey org).

Hmmmmm.

http://foreignborn.com/visas_imm/ent...es.htm#tabacco


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Taken from the US Cutoms website regarding duty exemptions and declarations,

Tobacco Products

You may include in your personal exemption not more than 200 cigarettes (one carton) or 50 cigars or two kilograms (4.4 lbs.) of smoking tobacco, or proportionate amounts of each. An additional 100 cigars may be brought in under your gift exemption.

Just an FYI. Interesting how smokless tobacco is not included. I wonder if this "legaly" means smokeless is by exclusion exempt, or non-exempt and subject to duty irregardless of amount. Or, if this stuff falls under scrutiny as a plant material or foodstuff (as it is regulated by the Swedish food saftey org).

Hmmmmm.

US Customs Information for Nonresidents - US Travel, Customs Regulations, US Customs Inspection
This Seems to imply that one can't order tobacco (any) from outside the country over the internet without paying Federal Excise Tax. I thought I read somewhere before that one can order a certain quantity (grams), but maybe I'm wrong. At any rate, I've been ordering 2 rolls at a time for a couple years now with no problems. It's even marked "Swedish Snus" on the packaging. Customs people probably don't know what it is. But now that we've talked about this over the internet, my next package will probably be confiscated by Customs... or I'll get a knock on my door by someone showing their federal ID badge.
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This Seems to imply that one can't order tobacco (any) from outside the country over the internet without paying Federal Excise Tax. I thought I read somewhere before that one can order a certain quantity (grams), but maybe I'm wrong. At any rate, I've been ordering 2 rolls at a time for a couple years now with no problems. It's even marked "Swedish Snus" on the packaging. Customs people probably don't know what it is. But now that we've talked about this over the internet, my next package will probably be confiscated by Customs... or I'll get a knock on my door by someone showing their federal ID badge.
Yeah. I didn't even think about it when I ordered my 8 tin mix via Swedish post. Went back through the thread to see if there was any mention of using Swedish post and how long to recieve and it struck me to check.

Guess I will know in ~10 business days huh?
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Yeah. I didn't even think about it when I ordered my 8 tin mix via Swedish post. Went back through the thread to see if there was any mention of using Swedish post and how long to recieve and it struck me to check.

Guess I will know in ~10 business days huh?
When I lived in the UK, I couldn't believe the taxes on cigars (total price is about triple what I paid in the States). So I ordered a couple boxes from an American vendor that shipped overseas. I wondered if it would get through. The package showed up at my door with "Ceramic Pieces" written on the declaration line. I was like, heh... suckers.
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When I lived in the UK, I couldn't believe the taxes on cigars (total price is about triple what I paid in the States). So I ordered a couple boxes from an American vendor that shipped overseas. I wondered if it would get through. The package showed up at my door with "Ceramic Pieces" written on the declaration line. I was like, heh... suckers.
BTW, thanks Keith for the pathway linky to yet another pricey addiction.

Bastid!

At least now I won't have to find a place to set my ciggy when I am checking the MLT.

Really tho', Thanks. I am looking forward to trying the real stuff out.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:37 AM   #37
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Same here! I just ordered the 'American Portion Starter Kit'
It includes 1 can of each -
General Wintergreen
Offroad Icemint
General White
Grovsnus White
Gotlandssnus Green
Jakobsson’s Ice Fruit
Goteborg’s Rape #2
General Onyx
Ive heard rave reviews on the General Onyx, but Im rather excited to try the others as well! The Camel snus isnt too bad (frost that is) and it REALLY has helped me to cut back on ciggies. Ill be glad when I am done with them!
Ill let yall know how these come out!
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:13 PM   #38
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Goteborg’s Rape #2
WTF??????????
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Rah-pay, just so you know

French for grated.
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WTF??????????
It's Göteborgs Rapé. Not sure of the English translation of Rapé, but it may have something to do with juniper berries.

EDIT: The parsnip got it for me!


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